Corpas’ bullpen session ‘OK’
Rockies right-handed reliever Manuel Corpas, who suffered discomfort in his right hamstring on Sunday, threw his scheduled bullpen session on Monday. Afterward, he was in the clubhouse with the leg wrapped from the upper thigh to the knee. He described the session as “OK,” and said the hamstring was not a problem.
Pitching prospect Craig Baker experienced no soreness in his midsection, after experiencing pain there on Sunday.
For the second time in three days, rain hit at Hi Corbett Field and curtailed the workout. Manager Jim Tracy said the team avoided the “rag ball” workout — where softer balls are knocked at pitchers at high speeds — and didn’t have pitchers charging bunts. That reduced the risk of a pitcher slipping on wet grass and suffering an injury.
Friday’s first full-squad workout will also be the first time that pitchers throw “live” batting practice. In those sessions, the pitcher is at full speed with the batter in the box, but there is a batting cage and a screen in front of the pitcher. Often at the earliest stages of spring, hitters don’t swing. They’re just watching pitches for timing purposes.